I have found that a writing workshop is one of those things that teachers LOVE or detest! After hearing "Mrs. Tabb!!!" for the 456th time in one writing workshop session, I developed this resource.
I wanted to enable them to independently move successfully along the writing process without depending on me for permission. This resource requires that students "prove" that they are ready to move to the next "level" of the writing process. They do this "proving" with the help of a success check specific to each step of the writing process. When students can navigate through the writing process, I (the teacher) can now move about the writing workshop and coach my writers as I need to because they are no longer dependent on me! My favorite thing about this resource is the accountability and student ownership that comes with it!
In this resource, we will:
-Learn the "chant" that students will memorize to learn the writing process… they'll use it all year long!
-Walkthrough how to organize your writing materials and zones.
-Discuss how to use this resource all year- no matter the unit of study!
See my writing "chant" video in action HERE.
Note: This program sits on top of what you are already doing for writing! Because I have designed this program to empower students to move themselves along in the writing process, the genre or unit of study doesn't matter. The writing process doesn't change; it's the same no matter what! The "trick" to this system is getting the process ingrained in their system. Once they know the process and what is required at each level, they will start churning out high-quality books and writing pieces!
Updated for virtual learning!
This unit now includes slides and guidance on virtually implementing the writing process!
*This resource does not contain any lessons- THIS IS FOR THE TEACHER THAT SAYS, "I just want to implement the framework in my own way... just give me the materials!"
If you plan to use any of my writing units, you will want this kit as it contains all of the materials (printable and digital) to set up the framework.
If you want lessons to launch this framework, that is available here.